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ALS night at the Kernels

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Just over 70 years ago, Lou Gehrig gave his famous "Luckiest Man On the Face of the Earth" speech as he was dying of ALS.

Monday night the Cedar Rapids Kernels held ALS night at Perfect Game Field to raise awareness and celebrate Gehrig's famous speech.

Kernels players wore special blue jerseys that were auctioned off after the game Proceeds go towards ALSresearch in hopes of finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease.

"The more people that are aware, the more money that is raised for research hopefully the sooner that we can find a cure for it," said Teresa Cooper, MDA district director.

 

Online Reporter: Jason Epner

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